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Admission to the Global MBA Program is competitive. The Admissions Committee bases decisions an applicant's academic preparation and performance, GMAT/GRE scores, work experience, strength of recommendations, essays, and strength of the interview.

Application Requirements

  • A completed online application with $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Résumé (upload through the online application system)
  • Employment Profile (upload through the online application system)
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one professional)
  • Two essays (upload through online application system)

    Essay 1
    Discuss why you are interested in pursuing an MBA at this point in your career (250 words), why GW -- and the specific program to which you have applied -- is the best fit for your MBA experience (250 words), and discuss how you will leverage both your professional and academic experiences thus far to achieve your post-MBA career goals (250 words). Dual/joint degree applicants should answer each topic with your specific degree experience in mind.

    Essay 2
    Please answer three of the following six discussion questions. For each short answer, respond in a maximum of 100 words.

    • a. GW graduates use business to create positive, sustainable change. I make an impact by...
    • b. The best piece of advice I have ever received is...
    • c. GW students embody a global perspective. During my time as a student, I plan to enhance my international outlook by...
    • d. I stand out in GW's MBA applicant pool because...
    • e. With a location at the heart of Washington, DC, I plan to leverage GW's strategic location by...
    • f. If I could do it over again, I would take advantage of...
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended where 12 credit hours or more of coursework was taken.
  • Official GMAT score (GMAT code: QK4-4F-40) or GRE score (GRE code: 5246). Test date must be within past five years.
  • Interview (by invitation only)
  • Applicants who have not completed a degree in a country in which English is the principal language must submit one of the following: an official TOEFL score of at least 100 (internet-based test) or 600 (paper-based test), an official IELTS score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0, or a PTE Academic Score of at least 68. Test date must be within the past two years.

Global MBA Deadlines

Program Entry Deadline Published Release Date
Global MBA Fall 10/28/13 12/20/2013
    1/6/14 2/28/2014
    3/17/14 4/18/2014
    5/5/14 5/30/2014

Only applications completed, with all materials received by the round deadline, will be considered in that round. Applications completed after all rounds are finished will receive decisions on a rolling basis.

International applicants who require an F-1 student visa must submit their complete application by March 17, 2014. After the last deadline, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for the fall semester. The program offers only fall admissions.

Contact Information

School of Business
The George Washington University
Duquès Hall 550
2201 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: (202) 994-1212
Fax: (202) 994-3571